Avoid analgesics and opioids. Analgesics and opioids are not useful in managing the paroxysms of pain in classical TN. However, some people with TN2 respond to analgesics and opioids.
- TN2 consists of constant pain that can be dampened by these medications as they build up in the bloodstream, while TN1 consists of sharp recurring pain episodes that cannot effectively be lessened by these drugs.
- Your doctor can prescribe analgesics and opioids such as allodynia, levorphanol, or methadone.